"Commit. Make a plan, keep it simple, and get it in motion. Think of your blog as your online business card, only better. It does not need to be expensive. It does not need to steal writing time from your manuscripts. What your blog does need is a strategy. Start with a 3-month plan. Here’s one method to consider..."
"I can’t help but wonder if one of the reasons these authors made so many fans – devoted fans – is because they DID travel to so many bookstores and libraries and industry events. Now that they are largely immovable from the top of every best seller list, these authors are able to sell a book on past precedent alone."
"These days I am ninety-percent more likely to search key terms in Google than to slowly peruse the shelves of a bookstore. I miss those days when I would struggle to carry my giant stack of newly purchased books home from the store, spread them out on the carpet, and take my time determining the order in which I would read them."
As of today, even with the long detour over the past year, my cumulative blog traffic is in the hundreds of thousands for unique ID’s, and in the millions for the number of page views. Several individual posts have received as many as 40,000 hits each.
These strong numbers lead me to believe there remains a robust and engaged readership for this type of material.